Curriculum & Program Requirements

As a student in the Global Development and Peace M.A. online program, you will begin your studies with four core courses which provide a strong foundation in international economic development, conflict analysis and negotiation, the sociopolitical implication of the world religions, and research methods. You will then select from a specialized track in either Political Economy and Development or Global Management. Each track includes three courses and one elective outside the student’s selected track.

If you take two courses a term (fall, spring and summer) you can complete the program in two years.

Language Studies

Prior to the end of the program, you must complete at least two years of university study in a second language in addition to English or must demonstrate foreign language proficiency.

International Internship

All students in the Global Development and Peace program will complete an internship. Students from the U.S. or other English-speaking countries must complete an internship in a country in which the foreign language they have studied is spoken. International students have the option of doing their internship either in the United States or overseas.

You must complete at least 18 semester hours in the program before starting your internship.

Online Program of Study

Required Courses (24 semester hours)

GLDP 501 Research Methods and International Development – 3 semester hours

GLDP 511 Issues in Economic Development – 3 semester hours

GLDP 522 International Conflict and Negotiation – 3 semester hours

GLDP 528 Sociopolitical Implications of World Religions – 3 semester hours

GLDP 540 Culture and International Development – 3 semester hours

GLDP 591 Internship – 3 semester hours

GLDP 598 Tutorial – 3 semester hours

GLDP 599 Thesis – 3 semester hours

Specialized Track (12 semester hours)

Global Management

(Management classes taken through the Ernest C. Trefz’s School of Business)

GLDP 524 Political and Economic Integration – 3 semester hours

MGMT 539 International Issues – 3 semester hours

MGMT 555 Global Program and Project Management – 3 semester hours

International Political Economy and Development Elective – 3 semester hours

International Political Economy and Development

GLDP 524 Political and Economic Integration – 3 semester hours

GLDP 543 Communication and National Development – 3 semester hours

GLDP 561 Sustainable Development – 3 semester hours

Global Management Elective – 3 semester hours

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Office of Graduate Admissions
    126 Park Avenue
    Bridgeport, CT 06604

  • (203) 576-4552

  • admit@bridgeport.edu

Classes Start in January

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